§ Baroness Turner of Camden
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will announce the membership of the United Kingdom delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. [HL2810]
§ The Lord Privy Seal (Lord Williams of Mostyn)
The Prime Minister has appointed 13 representatives from the Parliament of the United Kingdom to act as the United Kingdom delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The next meeting of the assembly will take place in Vienna on 21-22 February 2002. The delegation will consist of eight members of the Labour Party, three members of the Conservative Party and two members of the Liberal Democrat Party. The Prime Minister has also appointed a number of substitute delegates.
The appointment of Conservative and Liberal Democrat Party representatives and substitutes has been made on the basis of nominations by the parties concerned.
Representatives from the Government Benches will be: the honourable Member for the City of York (Mr Bayley), the right honourable Member for Birmingham Hodge Hill (Mr Davis), the right honourable Member for Walsall South (Mr George) who will act as Leader, the Baroness Hilton of Eggardon, the honourable Member for Thurrock (Mr Mackinlay), the honourable Member for Hyndburn (Mr Pope), the honourable Member for Dundee West (Mr Ross) and the honourable Member for Dunfermline West (Ms Squire).
Representatives from the Conservative Party will be: the honourable Member for Mid Sussex (Mr Soames), the honourable Member for Esher and Walton (Mr Taylor) and the Earl of Northesk.
Representatives from the Liberal Democrat Party will be: the right honourable Member for North East Fife (Mr Campbell) and the honourable Member for Somerton and Home (Mr Heath).121WA
The following substitutes have been appointed to act as necessary on behalf of the delegates:
From the Government Benches: the honourable Member for Rossendale and Darwen (Ms Anderson), the honourable Member for Tooting (Mr Cox) and the Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede;
From the Opposition Benches the honourable Member for Richmond Park (Dr Tonge).